01.15.14Power Foods

Last Fall, I had the opportunity to attend TEDx Charlottesville and hear from one of the speakers, Joel Fuhrman, M.D.. He is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. It was so interesting to hear from him and listen to his experiences related to food and nutrition.

Dr. Fuhrman has come up with the ten best foods that contain the most micronutrients, phytochemicals and other health-promoting compounds. I’m making it a goal to try to eat at least one of these “power foods” each day (minus mushrooms and beans that I can’t stand).

power foods

1. Green leafy vegetables (kale, collard greens, mustard greens, spinach, lettuce)
2. Onions
3. Nuts (walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, almonds, cashews)
4. Berries
5. Beans
6. Pomegranates
7. Mushrooms
8. Seeds (flax, chia, hemp, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin)
9. Tomatoes
10. Non-leafy cruciferous vegetables (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage)

Source: https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/article13.aspx

A lot of these foods are easy to incorporate into cooking, but I also love my Vitamix where I can throw in all sorts of fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc. and blend them into a drink. How do you get your power foods into your diet?

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